Marietta College bands to perform space-themed music in "Out of This World" concert

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MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - The Marietta College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform "Out of This World," a free, public, space-themed concert, on April 24.

The "Out of This World" concert will start at 7:30 P.M. on Tuesday, April 24, at Peoples Bank Theatre, 222 Putnam Street, Marietta.

The Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will be performing on the concert under the direction of Kimball with guest conductor Christopher Bowmaster.

The Symphonic Band, featuring approximately 75 student instrumentalists, will be performing: "In Flight" by Sam Hazo, "On Wings of Angels" by Barry Milner, "Finale from The New World Symphony" by Anton Dvorak, "Beyond the Horizon" by Rossano Galante, and will close their portion of the concert with of performance of "Star Wars" (Main Theme) by John Williams.

The "Star Wars" performance will include a multi-media light show developed by Associate Professor of Theatre David Makuch and Brad Smith of the Peoples Bank Theatre.

The Wind Ensemble, a group of 40 student instrumentalists, will perform "March to Mars" by Julius Stefano, "Mars from The Planets" by Gustav Holst, and "Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew" by James Curnow.

The concert will conclude with a performance of David Gillingham's "Galactic Empires," a dramatic tone poem telling of a musical journey through only three of an infinite number of galaxies, two foreign and one of which is our own - Battlestar of the Andromeda Nebula, Eveningstar of the Magellanic Cloud and Earthstar of the Milky Way.

"March to Mars" is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Margaret Ross, former Counseling Center Director and Professor of Counseling Services at Marietta College and a strong supporter of the College's instrumental music program and music overall.

The performance of "March to Mars" will include a slide show of authentic pictures of Mars, which was prepared by Dr. Ann Bragg's Life in the Universe class at Marietta College.

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